Dr. Bruce Grady joined the Foundation in October 2016 as director of development and major gift contact for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked as the chairperson of the board for AventWest Community Development Corporation in Raleigh, NC and was a member of the board for the Infinity Ballet Conservatory and Theatre in Apex, NC. Grady also worked for Shaw University as an associate professor of religion and philosophy, was a lecturer for Afrikana studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at NC State and was a lecturer in the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising program at the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, part of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Grady continues to work as a member of the committee of the Yahve Jire Children’s Foundation to support an orphanage-school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is also a member of the Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education and a member of the Chancellor’s African American Community Advisory Council at NC State.
Grady received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from NC State (1991), a Master of Divinity in social justice and community development from The Divinity School at Duke University (1994), a Master of Theology in church and society from Princeton Theological Seminary (1996) and a Doctor of Education in religion and education from Teachers College, Columbia University (2002).
Grady is happily married to his best friend, Michele. They have two children, Isaiah and Alex.